HMS Victory, Shipyard, 1:96

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by fuchsjos, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. outersketcher

    outersketcher Illustrator, Tinker

    You know, you could gather up all the excellent info held within this thread, and publish it in a soft-bound book with a glossy cover. And you could title it " How to build an amazing model ship and give it to your grandfather to ensure yourself a choice spot in his will" : )

    I enjoy reading about your thought process as you do this. Thanks.

  2. papastumpy

    papastumpy Member

    fuchsjos, you are a Master Builder and it was after reading your thread that I went back to paper models after a 30 year break since that first paper mess I made. You have motivated me to build again in this wonderful medium. I have a thread listed now of a 1:700 HMS Dreadnought which is serving as a primer to help me remember the techniques required to build. When will you post the next thread, I assume you are rigging. I intend to purchase this ship and the wonderful book you mentioned. Thank you for your sharing this work of art. Many tips through-out that would help any project.:wave:
  3. papastumpy

    papastumpy Member

    I have read thru this thread and also went to the site in Germany and followed along here as well. I have a question for you, at the beginning of the thread on the German Forum, you point out something to do with how to cut the card to not get a beveled half. I work installing flooring and know from my years of doing this type of work, that the way the blade is made it will cut a beveled edge in both pieces. This will result in your being able to see the seam when put together. However you have explained a method to avoid this. I believe as you illustrated, it has to do with how you hold the knife as you cut. Please re-explain in English if possible what you are doing with your cuts in card. Rick
  4. maaaslo

    maaaslo New Member

    i believe, that our beloved master holds this craft knife under certain angle. it must be the angle under which this blade has been sharpened. With this, you can avoid making gaps. i have tried this technique, with some success, but obviusly, i need a lot more exercise.
  5. paranoia

    paranoia New Member

    I like Victory made from paper.
  6. motminhtfog

    motminhtfog New Member

  7. peter taft

    peter taft Senior Member

    Seriously AWE inspiring work on a most beautiful Ship :thumb:
  8. vader111

    vader111 New Member

    really good work! Awesome
  9. Jerome Morris

    Jerome Morris New Member

    Very, very nice workmanship!
    I'll be watching this one.
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